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#1 Sep 15 2004 at 8:10 PM Rating: Good
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I've always seemed to wonder about individual server pride, and how it effects the behavors of those on the servers. And I honestly say as a whole, we have a really powerful love/hate relationship for this server.

We are (one of if not)the most populated server in the game. Consecutivy, we have the worst economy. We also seem to have the hottest drama, or rather the most of it. Comparitivly all the other servers get a along well in price, JPN/NA relations and general in game copperation. Is this crouding causing our current problems? Perhaps. There are alot of people around, which means we have alot of varying type of players.

We have the good, the bad, the beautiful and the ugly all in one batch. But does that make the majority of us as individuals that much intolerable? What exactily makes people happy, and what makes people edgy? Honestly, I beleive it is mearly a problem with spacing. There are only so many zones, so many exp mobs, so many HNM's to hunt. If we were not bumpting into eachothers bisuness as much I beleive we would be genrally happier about things.

I have seen completely differnt, but equally respectable people snap at eachother for the smallest most insignifigant things. I too have problems when I get into the game, which usually just cools right off when I take a step back, give my computer a rest and entertain myself with somthing else. This is a trend I have seen in other players as well. Going on, playing for a while, getting so far, gettring frustrated all over again and taking a break.

We do so much as a server. Ballista Matches seem to have a good running on their own. You never know what sort of Conquest results might happen one week to another, while others seem to have the same order on every week. (granted ours does occasionally settle but it spices up at least once every month)

I remember back in the days of last Chirstmas when people from every country and trend was after the runaway Treants all over Midgard, it was chaotic, crazy even, but everyone had fun and had gathered together for a good cause. There was alot of pride in the server as we worked together, fireworks went off everywhere when we defeated a Treant people were spamming /dance macros and it was a happy time...

Are those happy times over? Or are we just wating for another event to bring us together? I dont think so... whenever a high level mob gets CFH, I see parties band together in high numbers to drag it down quickly, and people throwing raises to the fallen. People of high levels still pause from their farming to escort a lower level to certain locations, even though they are complete strangers. So many good acts hidden beneath all the bad, are we really all so diffrent in the end?

I hear alot of people complaining about the bad things on this server, and one of the questions I always ask is. "Why dont you leave?" My most common reply is that this palce is where their friends are, where they first started the game... they treat it like their home... I do too. No matter how bad things get, I am not leaving here, cause I know that in the end its all worht it to spend time with firends, and conquer the chalanges that even other servers do not face.

We are Midgardsormr, no matter what nation, race, class, level, linkshell, or static party you are in. That means somthing to me. I hope it means somthing to all of you too.

So for the Chains of Promethia releace... lets see the pride of our server shine again. It would be nice to see more smiles than angry faces around as we journey together.
#2 Sep 16 2004 at 6:12 AM Rating: Decent
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/sniff well said man well said.

Honestly for being "The most populated server in the game" as you said I honestly rarely hear of us. Usually I see tons of shout outs all over the net "Yo where my Diablos boyz at!?" and I hardly ever hear of good ole Midger. Sadly, when I do hear of it, It's usually people whining about a NM "OMFG THEY STOLE OUOR LIZZYZ!" or people talking about being against New Company, who I honestly never even heard of till I checked these message boards. A mafia in this game? /laugh come on people!

I really like how you brought up the Christmas event of last year. This server needs to stick together more, become one huge community. One nation, under many different flags (Or pearls I should say). We should celebrate our accomplishments more. I check other server boards, or read on some sites main boards, people /cheering and celebrating the stuff they just did with there LS or close friends. Rather it was something small like hit level 10, just got there Chocobo license, or they just made the Shadow Lord there new man servant. I donno, I'm probly just ranting now, but can't we focus on the good more often like you just did instead of the bad?
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#3 Sep 18 2004 at 11:05 PM Rating: Decent
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I am looking foward to whatever SE has up for xmas. The treants were a blast, though I got little of it since I was busy with exams. I heard Midgardsormr missed the deadline, and got an extension. Seems even then "we" weren't up to snuff.

I go out of my way to help random people randomly =P
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#4 Sep 20 2004 at 4:45 PM Rating: Default
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Actually we were the last server to finish the Treants. People stopped killing them when they found out they didn't drop anything. And only started up again when they heard about the Regional Teleport prize.
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#5 Sep 20 2004 at 11:42 PM Rating: Decent
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I shudder to think of being on any other server. I'm a Midgard and **** proud of it!
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(I was typing my entry then hit Esc by accident ><;;; damn-neural-networks-configured-to-hit-esc-to-clear-the-line-in-ffxi)

Anyway...

I always wanted to reply to this post, but I never knew what to reply with. Now... I think I do. The upcoming worldshift was mainly the thing that sparked this in me, because I'm a softie like that and will cry if someone from my apartment block moves out and I don't know that person.

I was reading a thread someone posted on another Midgardsormr forum that he was quitting the game... I don't know this person personally, and have only heard of his name, but I still felt sad all the same for some reason. ._. I don't know why, but I did. I felt like the server was losing a part of itself. After this I really began to notice the number of Midgardsomr worldshift threads.... and I remembered this thread, and came back to post.

I have had many great experiences on Midgard ever since the day I started playing. I'm really really glad I came here instead of going to Fairy (I was deciding between the 2 servers at the NA PC release), because, well, it's Midgard. It's hard to explain, but I think every server has its own flavour, and I love Midgard's. I heard rumours that some rival HNM linkshells were shifting, and though they haven't been confirmed, I was thinking that in the event that they DO shift.... Midgard wouldn't ever feel the same anymore. Even our Dragon's Aery **** ups seem to have taken on their own personality. I personally would rather camp against my fellow Midgard HNM linkshells 10x than camp against strangers from other servers. No matter what, even if they outpull us or whatever, we're all still Midgardsormr'ian. I still levelled with the leader of that HNM linkshell over there once, I still did genkai with this other person from that linkshell once. We walked together, once. So even if we compete against each other now, we still came from the same Valkurm, the same Qufim, the same Crawler's Nest.

Heck, I levelled with NC members too.

All our HNM drama, BC thieves, Lower Jeuno spammers and whatnot -- they're all part of Midgardsormr.

This is my home, too.
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Ultimately my decision to stay in Midgard was because of friends. None of my closest friends are leaving, and even if they do I feel particularly attached to Midgard. It's my home and where I feel I belong. Just like Whren, it's because of the world-shift that's brought these feelings out in me. I'll never leave because I feel Midgard has a special place for me, it's nuances and particulars have become all to familiar to me.
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#8 Sep 25 2004 at 12:00 AM Rating: Decent
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I agree 100% with the origional poster, and also at what was implied in the latter part of his post. People may complain a lot about this server, I've done my fair share of complaining about the economy myself, but gosh darnit this is my HOME, and theres no place better.

NewCompany isn't as big a problem as everyone makes it out to be, as far as the economy they've really only selected a few items to jack up on purpose (namely sniper rings) most of the problem is simple greed from the general populace, and inflation caused by such means as cap fishing. All this can be fixed over time, especially with the recent nerf to cap fishing.

Midgardsormir happens to have what is probably the largest concentration of beta/experienced players of any server, including japanese players. Most of them are willing to help anyone in need, though sadly many new players are ill-mannered and do not appreciate help as they should. However, the reputaion of NC, inflated though it may be, has attracted more than a fair shair of japanese elitists, which adds to the stereotyping that all japanese players hate north american players.

But will still have a strong community; recently there have been many feats of people co-operating, in events such as HNM hunts. The north american players are now reaching a point where they are very competitive with NC and other HNM LS, and more than a few times they have beaten them to the HNM's, which is the greatest threat the japanese have imposed upon us. NA players are getting up to higher crafting levels as well, and as time goes on our economy is all but guarenteed to get better.

But the greatest feature of Midgardsormr, despite NC and elitists, is still the players. I have met so many kind players in my travels across Vana'diel who have helped me to get where I am, I could never repay their kindness. So instead I take their example and spread this comminity by helping others. If I see somoene running through sandoria in centurion's gear ans a spatha, I will help them to find a better weapon. If i see someone sitting alone in Ronfaure, I will go up and ask them if they would like to adventure. This game is about experienceing this incredible world with other players, and though the level grind may be useful, I find the most fun and fuffilment can be found in helping others in whatever way I ca.

Sadly, some customs which I much enjoyed have all butdied out, such as tipping for raises, and this disappoints me. In general, people are also much ruder now, and don't seem to enjoy talking as much. I suspect its mostly the large amount of tension currenlty on the server from so much going on. But by showing compassion to our fellow players, and helping them out in whatever way possible, *we* can make this server better. It is only through experiencing and appreciating the community aspect of the game that we can improve it.

I for one am staying in my home. I refuse to be intimidated by the japanese. I will not be halted by escalating prices, I will adapt to them. I will continue to do my best to help other players and make this server worth staying on. I love this server and everyone in it, and would not trade it for any other.



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#9thejp, Posted: Sep 25 2004 at 3:52 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Good for you then. You can stay in this overcrowded, overpriced, jp run hellhole. As for me, I'm bailing out as my american forefathers did when they were opressed.
#10 Sep 25 2004 at 5:52 PM Rating: Excellent
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With the latest migration comming, I am glad to see that alot of friends are staying here. It had occured to me a little about moving, new server fresh start, etc. Some people will enjoy such things. My attachment to my old friends in this server, and to the familiar setting and envorment that I am constantly in, really is too much to let go, even if it is 'just a game'.

With that said, everyone is entitle to their opinion, even though I dissagree with the previous poster in his deameaner. I hit a mildstone last night, level 50 Redmage. Some people think thats no big thing. But consitering my history in this server, the things that I have accomplished on the way, my sucesses, and failures, friends that I have gained, and lost along the way. This long, slow road that I have taken... I wouldent trade it for the world, including this server.

To those that leave, some of you will be missed, others I have not known. But good luck wherever you may land, and our blessings go with you. May you find pride in your new server as I have found in this one. Enjoy new and old friends, and the adventures that await you there. I will contiue on the path that I have chose sence the NA releace, a slow and delicate path that it may be. And for those that stay, I am glad, and hope to see you around as new things come on the horizon... for all of us.
#11thejp, Posted: Sep 25 2004 at 7:07 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I'm fairly sure I won't be missed anyway. I'm not well liked.
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Considering that every post you make is just you **** and moaning about how not-well-liked you are, I don't blame em. If you actually went in with an attitude other than "life is **** maybe, just maybe people would think higher of you. And don't use this "Well if people would act better towards me I'd have a better attitude" crap. It's weak.

You want to be recognized as a decent person? Stop whining and start being a decent person for a change. People notice when someone is starving for attention and that's just what your doing. I feel no sympathy for those who won't even try to stand on their own. You have to take the initiative towards gaining a better reputation, not expect it to fall in your lap.

*edit* spelled "Moaning" as "money" <.<;

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#13thejp, Posted: Sep 28 2004 at 2:11 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) What's your problem? Maybe things are going as well for me as I'd like them too, and I just want someone to listen.
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No, I'm ragging on you because every post you've ever made has been nothing but whining. You've added nothing constructive here and with such posts as;
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Good for you then. You can stay in this overcrowded, overpriced, jp run hellhole. As for me, I'm bailing out as my american forefathers did when they were opressed.

how the **** do you expect anyone to take you seriously?
I don't care if your happy or sad, that's your business, but don't **** it all over here because no one really cares.
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No, I'm ragging on you because every post you've ever made has been nothing but whining. You've added nothing constructive here and with such posts as;


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Good for you then. You can stay in this overcrowded, overpriced, jp run hellhole. As for me, I'm bailing out as my american forefathers did when they were opressed.
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how the **** do you expect anyone to take you seriously?
I don't care if your happy or sad, that's your business, but don't **** it all over here because no one really cares.



As much as you or I like to dissagree with his point of view, he is entitled to it. There are some people who indeed have no pride in this Server, goodness knows there are plenty of reasons to hate it. And people also know that you must work to discover the reasons you enjoy it. I hope that those that honestly do not enjoy the server, find happiness after the migration. I hope that everyone that does not like this server leave also because it will ligten the mood if only a hair for others. Once we realize that everyone is here because we loving being here, dispite the hardships, things might actually lighten up a little.

However, people are going to not like the server, and people are going to like it, its just the general taste of things. I personally enjoy the chalange. I attempted 11 bcnms and farmed for two months to get 230k for Phalanx. It was hellish and very problmatic, but I stuck with it and dedicated myself to that one goal, in the end I achieved it and was very greatful for it. And in that way my Phalanx is special. Not because its more powerful, or lasts longer... but because it was a hard chalange for me and I succedded, after all the bad luck and hardships I went through.

Midgardsormr, or any server, will gain its pride as people celibrate their hardships, and triumphs, and realize that failure only comes when paitence and determination are lost.

Midgardsormr: We are a great server if we remember to celibrate our vicotries that much more because things can be that much harder. On this server, our pride is truley earned.
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midgar has too many fu_k'n greedy bit_hes.

i would have stayed in diabolos but... it's hard to start at lv 1...
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#17zephryn, Posted: Aug 06 2007 at 11:25 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I too love to reminisce!
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I actually remember this post XD
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#19 Aug 17 2007 at 2:10 PM Rating: Decent
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/salute everyone ^^

midgard can make me proud, sometimes.. haha
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Those were the days, eh Coot? ^^
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#23 Aug 19 2007 at 1:12 PM Rating: Decent
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Wow. Undeniable proof that I was as much as a happy go lucky tree-hugger as I am today.

Suffice to say, not much has changed. I think each individual server has maintained its own identity since the beginning.

I maintain my little love/hate relationship with Midgard, and FFXI in general.

I don't think I'll ever successfully leave though, it's just too much like home.
#24 Aug 20 2007 at 10:43 AM Rating: Decent
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what a cute thread :)

it's kinda true that each server has its own personality. Sadly I left
Midguard a couple months ago due to getting burned and betrayed by people
I cared about and thought were my friends. Oheonix is nice, not as cut throat as midguard tho hehe. Midguard had some of lowest scum ever, It also had some
of the best players I've personally seen.
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